Brian Snitker confirmed Saturday that Huascar Ynoa will return from the injured list and start Tuesday’s game in Miami. Ynoa will take the spot that was previously held by Kyle Muller, who was optioned after his start Thursday.
Brian Snitker confirms that Huascar Ynoa will start Tuesday against the Marlins— Kris Willis (@Kris_Willis) August 14, 2021
Ynoa was a pleasant surprise for Atlanta’s rotation early on allowing two runs or less in six of his eight starts. He was tagged for nine hits and five runs in 4 1/3 innings by the Brewers on May 16 and then suffered a broken hand after punching the dugout. Ynoa made three rehab appearances and the numbers weren’t great, but he was reportedly throwing the ball well and is healthy and rested. He will now get another opportunity to lock down a spot in the rotation.
- Ozzie Albies and Dansby Swanson combined for three home runs and drove nine runs to back Max Fried in a 12-2 win over the Washington Nationals. With the win, the Braves keep pace with the Phillies in the NL East standings.
- As expected, the Braves released Shane Greene after he cleared waivers Saturday. Greene was designated for assignment on August 10.
- MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince put together a list of eight things that have happened that no one saw coming this season.
- The Trevor Bauer situation gets even worse thanks to a new report by The Washington Post.
- Injured Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. could return from the injured list as soon as Sunday according to manager Jayce Tingler. Tatis is on the IL for the third time this season due to a persistent shoulder issue and could return as an outfielder in hopes of avoiding more issues.
- Chris Sale made his return to the active roster Saturday and helped the Red Sox to a blowout win over the Orioles.
- The Dodgers placed left-hander Julio Urias on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a left calf contusion. Urias suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch Friday from Mets right-hander Tylor Megill.
- Yankees right-hander Luis Severino was scratched from a rehab start at Triple-A Friday after he reported tightness in his throwing shoulder. Severino is scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday.
- The Milwaukee Brewers placed infielder Travis Shaw on outright waivers Saturday. Shaw is currently on the injured list due to a dislocated shoulder. He appeared in 56 games while hitting just .191/.279/.337.
- Prior to Saturday’s game, the Nationals claimed pitcher Patrick Murphy off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. Murphy had a 4.82 ERA in 9 1/3 innings.